Fort of Islamic origin reformed in the 13th and 14th centuries. Of essentially military character , it is austere, as befits the defensive reasons that marked its origin.
It consists of a walled perimeter, franked by square towers and a cylindrical . In its main entrance , there is an access corridor with two pointed horseshoe arches, framed in an alfiz, with a gate to the outside and a slit for the sliding of a rake.
The Torre del Homenaje is a National Historic-Artistic Monument since 1943. It is located off-center in the courtyard, its height is 30 meters, part of which are semi-subterranean at present.
Chronologically, this tower, also called Torre Gorda , can be dated from the second half of the thirteenth century, when the town of Priego was an encomienda of the Order of Calatrava , although the The presence of Nazarite capitals in the windows indicates the possibility of being an addition to the first half of the 14th century when Priego was again under Islamic rule.
Calle Marqués de Priego. 14800
Priego de Córdoba (Córdoba)